A few days ago, the Municipality of São Paulo delivered 50 public transport units with electric propulsion, completing another stage in the objective of including less polluting vehicles in the fleet of the city's Transportation System. The event, held in the Charles Miller – Pacaembu square, was attended by Ricardo Nunes, municipal mayor, and other authorities, in addition to operating companies such as Environmental, Campo Belo, Transppass and Transwolff that will integrate the electric units into their fleets.
With the delivery of these units, the local administration advances its objective of electrifying at least 20% of the capital's bus fleet by 2024. This commitment is aligned with the purpose of decarbonization and energy transition of the bus fleet. diesel buses to low polluting emissions models, in accordance with Law 16,802 and the Climate Change Law, which provides for the reduction of fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2028 and the neutralization of this pollutant by 2038.
All units are Caio's eMillennium model, produced at its Botucatu plant in the versions of 12.1 m (25 units for Transwolff), 15 m (24 units, 12 for Transppass and 12 for Environmental) and a model in 21.5 m super-articulated, produced for Campo Bello.
Developed specifically for electric propulsion chassis, it is a bus with 100% national technology, with local bodywork, Eletra electrical system, Weg control system and the entire basis for the charging and maintenance infrastructure offered by Enel-X.
“eMillennium adds to public passenger transport the latest in items aimed at sustainable mobility. In addition to not emitting polluting gases, it has polymer components, a 100% recyclable material, which provides high durability and a superior finish. We are once again working in favor of the transition from collective urban mobility systems, based on fossil fuels, to electric ones,” highlights José Gildo Vendramini – Zezinho, national sales manager of Caio present at the delivery.
“Once again we are positioning Caio and partners as cutting-edge companies in public passenger transportation, through a sustainable matrix. We believe that, soon, São Paulo will be among the leading cities in electromobility,” highlights Paulo Ruas, CEO and commercial vice president of the Caio Group.
eMillenniun technical characteristics
The eMillennium produced have mobile ramps for passengers with reduced mobility, seats reserved for travelers with special needs and a specialized space for users in wheelchairs or passengers accompanied by a guide dog, offering full accessibility for people with disabilities (PwD). and older people. The eMillennium are basic models, with capacity for between 69 and 70 people, 27 of them seated. They also have the Padrón version, which operates with a capacity for 92 to 93 passengers, 38 of which are in seats.
Following the updated standard of the Caio product family, the interior hallway is spacious, with ergonomic and comfortable armchairs, upholstered and with material that speeds up cleaning and maintenance.
All units guarantee comfort, convenience and safety to passengers, with elements such as air conditioning, USB port for charging mobile devices, Wi-Fi system, electronic routers, wireless doorbell, and cameras. They are also equipped with a fleet management system, as well as preparation for the installation of an electromechanical turnstile and an electronic validator.
Aware of the challenges presented by the implementation of an electric bus, Caio provides full support to customers, offering agility and excellence in technical assistance, spare parts, in addition to providing warranty, operation and maintenance manuals.